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May 29, 2020
Aquaculture potential highlighted

Aquaculture potential highlighted

The aquaculture industry in northern Australian is about to hit its straps. A recently released report forecasts a five-fold increase in production to more than $1.34 billion within the next decade. That’s in proportion to the current volume of fish, prawns and other seafood products. The report has been written by the Cooperative Research Centre for… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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May 29, 2020
Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Boost for barra farm expansion plans

Expansion plans at a North Queensland barramundi farm are among 14 Queensland projects to attract Rural Economic Development (RED) grants of up to $250,000 for business growth. Mainstream Aquaculture at Mourilyan Harbour is expanding to produce 3000 tonne of 4kg barramundi fish a year and develop a hub for production and processing. Agricultural Industry Development… This content is for iQ ...

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May 28, 2020
Civil works training program set for another round

Civil works training program set for another round

The Civil Contractors Federation Queensland is offering a new round of its Trade Ready training program next month. The Trade Ready program combines a Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation along with other competencies such as Working in Confined Spaces. The program, including work placement, is held over a seven-week period. “The civil… This content is for iQ Indus...

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May 22, 2020
Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

Piles of progress on Haughton floodplain project

A new higher bridge is taking shape over the Haughton River as work progresses on a $514.3 million package of safety and flood immunity upgrades on the Bruce Highway between Ayr and Townsville. Work on the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project began in April last year and is expected to run until mid-2021, supporting more… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In R...

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May 18, 2020
BMD set to motor on $2.6m civil works contract

BMD set to motor on $2.6m civil works contract

DriveIT NQ has signed a $2.6 million construction contract with BMD Townsville for civil works on its planned driver education and motorsport facility. A tender notice went out in November for civil contractors to work on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ’s $25 million project at Calcium outside Townsville. The BMD contract covers an internal all-weather… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland memb...

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May 16, 2020
Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project

The Federal Government has shortlisted three firms to lead the $800 million contract for Defence facilities at the new Greenvale training area in North Queensland. The shortlisted companies for the managing contractor role are CPB Contractors, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction and Lendlease Building. The work is a key part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative… This co...

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May 15, 2020
Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

Public spotlight on $1b Rockhampton Ring Rd plans

The $1 billion Rockhampton Ring Rd project has reached a new milestone, with the release of animated flyovers to give the public a glimpse of how the end product will look. It comes as the next round of consultation launches online this month, releasing the finalised concept design for this major infrastructure project. Queensland Transport… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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May 14, 2020
Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Feds feed dam funding for Etheridge Shire

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is wiping the sweat from his brow and it’s not because of the weather. The cool change came about as the Federal Government announced it would fund the completion of the Charleston Dam in the Etheridge Shire. It was a relief said Mr Katter. “The project was partially built when… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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May 14, 2020
Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Green light for Olive Downs coking coal mine

Pembroke Resources has received key federal approvals for its $1 billion Olive Downs coking coal project, south-east of Moranbah in Central Queensland. The final approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act pave the way for the granting of mining leases and the start of construction, the company says. It follows the grant of… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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